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Keeping Ashland (And All) Women Safe, K.A.W.S., A 501c3 Nonprofit Presents: 


Self Defense And Empowerment Training

Open to Women, Girls, and Trans Women/Girls ~ Everywhere

Friday July 24th, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Saturday July 25th, 9:00am-5:00pm


In the Ashland Springs Hotel, Ballroom

Live Stream Option Also


Our Trainer: Karin Pederson

Martial Artist, Energy Coach, Women’s Empowerment Trainer

Lifetime martial arts and energy training.
Two-time Graduate of Model Mugging,

A program dedicated to teaching women physical, emotional and mental skills to gain freedom from attack.
Energetic coach to Martina Navratilova, World Champion Tennis Player

Participants will:

• Gain the skills and empowerment for protecting oneself in threatening circumstances

• Find one’s voice, grounding, and empowerment

• Increase situational awareness and gain safety assessment skills

• Explore how to identify trustworthiness of an individual.


This incredible event will be interactive skills-practice training.  CDC Guidelines will be observed for distancing, and wearing of masks within 6 feet. 

To further imprint the skills and information, an optional group session will be offered by Acclaimed Hypnotherapist, Neuroscience, Crises Intervention and Empowerment Specialist Alaya Ketani CHT CFT CPC


In Person:  $135, Highly Interactive

Live Stream: $90, Live Chat Questions Periodically Answered
Registration and Password required for each Individual Attending.


For more information: Facebook/Keeping Ashland Women Safe, and keepingashlandwomensafe.com

Volunteers Needed Day of the Event, Partial Trade.  Email: kaws.empowerment@gmail.com


Thank you to our Sponsors: Shop’n Kart • RV Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Ashland Family Practice
• The Elements of Health • Ashland Food Co-op • Heart & Hands Boutique Advanced Myotherapy •
Infinity Healing Arts • Halstead’s Helping Hands Estate, Sales • People’s Choice Acupuncture Center •
Alaya Ketani Empowering Hypnotherapy

K.A.W.S. is now open for new directors on our Board, as well as part time volunteers ongoing in a number of interesting areas.  Please email:  keepingashlandwomensafe@gmail.com


K.A.W.S. Mission is to increase awareness of the existence of harassment and violence against Women and Girls, to bring information, training, and empowerment events, and partner with other agencies.


K.A.W.S. Vision: We envision a world, starting with our local community, where women and all people are safe and free from violence and harassment in all forms.

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K.A.W.S. was formed in 2018 by Alaya Ketani, M.A., following a

sexual assault of a female employee in a beautiful Ashland restaurant.

Since K.A.W.S. inception, K.A.W.S. has provided the following events to the community:  Public Awareness Multi-Agency Approach, Deep Dialogue, Power vs. Force, Year-End Acknowledgments, and has mentored countless Women in vulnerable and violating situations.  Please note:  K.A.W.S. is NOT a first responder agency.  Individuals in urgent and dangerous circumstances need to call Jackson County Helpline, and Sexual Assault Resource Team, S.A.R.T.